jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, - SEP 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-09-14. Very dark brown-black body with a small tan head. 3+ Sweetish dark malt, muted dry roast. 6+ Mild aroma, dusty roast. 6+ Smooth average plus body. Decent, but simple and a touch too mild overall. On tap at Beer Academy, Toronto
Atheist_Peace (928) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Near black pour with a tan head that sticks around. Iím not sure what to make of the nose on this. Thereís a lot of coffee and chocolate up front but underneath thereís this green sort of feeling and something I want to call sulphuric bacon. After tasting this Iím pretty sure this is a flawed bottle. The chocolate and coffee notes are there, but theyíre underneath this sour candied something. Itís just plain weird.
Bendrixian (1069) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
625 ml bottle. pours a black with a creamy head that disappears quickly. Fairly quiet aroma but there is some light toast and caramel, although I do get a weird vegemite or something funky in there as well. On the palate it proves roasty with a little sweetness of caramel but is fairly indescript as a brew. I can see people liking this one.
Listigovers (292) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly sweet aroma, not too powerful. Very nice black, almost opaque, dark cream head. Roasted flavour, coffee like, pleasantly dry without being bitter. Fairly light, not overly carbonated. Quite good.
asheft (2482) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[on tap at brewpub]
Smooth, faintly roasted barley vanilla aroma with faint noble hops. Clear dark brown under a lasting, off-white sheet surrounded by large bubbles. Fairly sweet flavor with roasted barley vanilla, coffee, and brown sugar accents. Bitterness is insufficient to balance the sweet malt. Medium body, moderate to medium carbonation, clean finish.
SteveLikesBeer (50) - - NOV 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This style is based on Germanyís Schwarzbier. Itís colour befits its name and it pours with a small head. Itís five-per-cent alcohol and rates a 23 IBU on the bitterness scale. Espresso and bitter chocolate are the predominant flavours in this medium-hopped brew that some people may be able to drink more of in one sitting than a heavier porter or stout.
sudomorph (508) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
625ml bottle. Pours black with a three finger, tan head that thins to a half finger and leaves mild lacing.
Aroma is large with notes of chocolate and roasted malts.
Taste is slightly bitter/sweet with big chocolate notes and a short roasty aftertaste.
Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Slightly creamy, bubbly mouth feel.
This is a very easy drink. Great taste and aroma. Reminds me of a good porter or chocolate stout but not as thick.
Ontbeertaster (2308) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, pours dark black, aroma is roasty, flavour is roasty and a bit of chocolate and coffee, really nice smooth offering
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark brown schwarzebier with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet chocolate malt with chalky notes, grassy, OK. In mouth, a bitter chocolate with chalky notes, coffee, not bad.
neuromatt (1105) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Harbord House in Toronto, served in a tulip. Pours deep black with a moderate tan head that remains and leaves a small amount of lace. On the nose, there are notes of roast malt and noble hops, along with subtle smoke and earth. The flavour is dry and roasty with subtle hoppiness and a touch of molasses. The finish is long and roasty but fairly well balanced. On the palate, it is medium in body with a slightly dry texture and average carbonation. Overall, a decent black lager with nice malts and good balance. 2013-04-16
Gethinbeer (2118) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thin lace. Roasted malt aroma. Toasty flavour witga nice balanced bitterness.